Jonathan India feels comfortable in the first game with Cincinnati Reds

“It was just a beautiful thing for me and something I will never forget,” he said. “I will always appreciate having it with me throughout my career.”

Red’s second baseman, Jonathan India, will be featured in a pregame ceremony on opening day Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski / staff

Photo credit: David Jablonski

Photo credit: David Jablonski

India’s game in its first big league game was a ray of hope for the Reds on an otherwise memorable opening day at Great American Ball Park. After Tommy Edman retired to India on second base to start the game, the next six Cardinals Batters scored a goal. Eleven minutes after the first pitch, the Reds were 6-0 behind. After that point, they never got closer than four runs in a 6-11 defeat.

India, number 5 on the 2018 draft and third-placed candidate for the Reds for 2021, struck in its first attack, according to Baseball America, but doubled in fourth to finish in sixth singles.

“It was a great feeling,” said India. “Before the game, I waited for my nerves to jump in, but the funny thing is that I wasn’t nervous. I felt comfortable with the boys. I think it all started in spring training with the group of guys we had. I felt very comfortable out there. They made me feel like I had been there before. They helped me through the day. They told me to really take it in and not forget to breathe. We didn’t win, but we still played good baseball as a team. “

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At 24, India is the youngest player on the Reds list. According to, he was the 19th 903. Player who appeared in a major league baseball game. He was one of nine baseball players who debuted Thursday.

“When they announced my name,” India said, “and I heard the fans go, I said,” Wow, that’s it. This is the time. ‘ I really took everything in. I didn’t black out or anything. I really looked around the stadium and took in all the emotions. It was a great feeling and I’m still thinking about it. “


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